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As they have done even before there was an NCMCA, Statesville Brick Company hosted the NCMCA Western Carolina Chapter in June at their “Sunset Point” brick cottage on Lake Norman. For 2017, the NCMCA Metrolina Chapter also participated. As is the tradition, everyone gets to grill their own steak over the massive brick charcoal grill constructed for just this purpose. Pictured left to right, Scott Rankin of Statesville Brick; NCMCA President Bob Gates; ten-year-old Braxton Hartsell, future NCMCA president; NCMCA Regional Vice President and Metrolina Chapter President Brandon Hartsell; and host Sonny Rankin of Statesville Brick. Photographs by Carl Moser.






As they have been known to do on many past occasions, the Kirby Construction Services team has won the Central Piedmont Chapter’s Annual Danny Koonts Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured left to right, chapter treasurer Nick Ferrucci, team members Marcus Kirby, Brian Nelson, Mark Nelson, NCMCA Chairman Ashlee K. Moore, and team captain Larry Kirby. As they have also done many times previously, the Kirby team donated their cash prize winnings back to the chapter. The tournament was played at the Lexington Golf Club in early June. Everyone enjoyed Brent Moore’s barbecued chicken at the end of the round.  






For the third year in a row Fred T. Foard High School in Catawba County received the 2017 Doug Drye Award for best overall performance in the masonry competitions at the 2017 Greensboro NC SkillUS State Conference in April. The Overall Performance Award is named in honor of Douglas Drye who retired from Mount Pleasant High in 2008 and still holds the record for the most high school national masonry champions of all the masonry instructors in the country. The award is presented by NCMCA and The Southeast Concrete Masonry Association. Fred T. Foard High School is a four-time Drye Award winner having also earned the recognition in 2012 and 2015. In the photo, the winning masonry class displays the hardware.  Photograph by Carl Moser





NCMCA President Bob Gates (bottom, sixth from left) and NCMCA President Elect and Contest Chairman Kent Huntley (right, bottom) along with Contest Head Judge Greg Huntley (back row, left) join the thirty apprentices who competed in the May 20th Annual NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest at Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh.  The 2018 contest is set for Saturday May 19th at Adams, an Oldcastle company in Charlotte.  







For the second year in a row, a Huntley Brothers Company apprentice has won the NCMCA Annual Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest. Seventeen-year-old Jamison “JK” Huntley won the 2017 David R. Sigmon Award for first place in a field of thirty contestants from nine NCMCA member companies. Finishing in second to tenth place respectively were Ellis Baucom and Kaleb McGee of McGee Brothers Company; Cory Huneycutt from Gates Construction Company; Eric Kee, Chaz Tomberlin, Haran Mcgee, and Zackery Mcgee of McGee Brothers Company; and Kelby Thornton of Huntley Brothers Company. Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh hosted the contest May 20th. In the photo, Jamison (right side) with his family, left to right, brothers Landon, Drew, and Brandt with their mom and dad, Maria and Tim Huntley.  Four brothers pictured of nine total!






The three high schools in Caldwell County conducted their sixth annual spring masonry contest May 11, 2017 at Hibriten Supply in Lenoir. Members of the NCMCA Western Carolina Chapter were among the judges. VIP guests included US Congressman Mark Meadows, North Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mark Johnson, county commissions and members of the county school board. Right to left, First Place was claimed by Aaron Jones of Hibriten High School followed in second and third place respectively by Elijah Frizsell and Robert Thorne of South Caldwell High School. South Caldwell High School won the award for best overall performance. Photographs by Carl Moser





hardy2017WinnersWEBNEWSFor the thirty-sixth year, Adams, an Oldcastle company, has held it’s Annual Masonry Skills Contest for masonry students attending high schools in eastern North Carolina. Senior Nattaly Razo, Columbus Career and College Academy, won the Women’s Division and had the best overall score for the day. She won the contest’s Women’s Division in 2014 (as a freshman with best overall score,) 2015 and 2016 and had a seventh place finish in the April 2017 Greensboro SkillsUSA NC State Masonry competition. Pictured left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates; Kristian Still, second place overall, Pender High School; Maria Torres, fourth place overall, Columbus Career & College Academy; Brett Hardy, Adams/Oldcastle; Justin Cortese, third place overall, Swansboro High School and who finished fifth place in the 2016 contest; Nattaly Razo; Noah Chanthongthip, first place men’s division, Swansboro High School; and William Floyd, fifth place overall, Pender County High School and who also placed well in the 2016 contest. The competition is named The H. A. “Butch” Hardy Memorial Masonry Contest in memory of the contest founder. The event was held in Goldsboro.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COMPETITION


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Contests And Events

metroawards2014gall3NCMCA sponsors and partners to provide apprenticeship contests and training each year.  The Association participates in exhibits and promotional activities to promote masonry as a great career option and as the building material of choice. 
Check the NCMCA Events Schedule for opportunities to participate.